Welcome to the SeaWiFS Bio-optical Archive and Storage System (SeaBASS), the publicly shared archive of in situ oceanographic and atmospheric data maintained by the NASA Ocean Biology Processing Group (OBPG). For information on how to search for data, please refer to the "Get Data" menu options. For information about preparing files for submission to SeaBASS, refer to "Contribute Data."

Recent Data Updates

Date Investigator Cruise Parameters
2020-08-07 Emmanuel Boss EXPORTSNP wt,sal,ap,cp,chl_lineheight_poc_cp_cp_gamma
2020-08-04 Emmanuel Boss EXPORTSNP Ed,Lu,Lw,Rrs,CHL
2020-07-28 Craig Carlson EXPORTSNP abun_bacterioplankton,biovol_bacterioplankton,nh4,toc_l,amino_acids
2020-07-28 David Siegel [Multiple cruises] no3,no2,po4,sio4,bsi,lsi,chl,HPLC
2020-07-10 Alyson Santoro EXPORTSNP bottle,rate_nitrification
2020-07-08 Andrea Fassbender EXPORTSNP sal,wt,oxygen_kg,ratio_abs578_abs434,pH,DIC,total_alkalinity
2020-06-24 Heidi Dierssen cah1609 bbp,bbp_bp,cgp,agp,ap,ag,wt,sal
2020-06-24 Heidi Dierssen cal1609 bbp,bbp_bp,cgp,agp,ap,ag,wt,sal
2020-06-24 Heidi Dierssen cgu1704 bbp,bbp_bp,cgp,agp,ap,ag,wt,sal
2020-06-24 Heidi Dierssen chi1606 bbp,bbp_bp,cgp,agp,ap,ag,wt,sal



filename extension change (.sb)

The filename extension ".sb" is now officially used to identify the SeaBASS file format. Read more. Data submitters, please use ".sb" when creating future file names (instead of .csv, .txt, etc.) Data users should note that a large percentage of historical files have had their names updated to the new standard. Other than the metadata "/data_file_name" being updated, the contents and format are otherwise unchanged.


New: Data Submission Special Requirements

A new Data Submission Special Requirements page has been launched. It has requirements and examples for various types of data. When preparing a new submission, check to see if your data type is listed on that page. If so, review the conditionally required metadata, and optionally read tips or examples for formatting your files.

Importantly, some submissions must now include a checklist document listed under required extra documents. Checklists forms were designed to standardize and better preserve critical methods and analysis details that are part of community vetted protocols.


SST validation reprocessing

SeaBASS SST Validation results are being reprocessed to R2019.0 (Aqua- & Terra-MODIS) and R2016.2 (SNPP-VIIRS). Over the coming weeks the results files will be in flux, and might be updated multiple times. The old match-ups are available here.